Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions. We make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done. We are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.
- We have commissioned ENEI (Employers' Network for Equality and Inclusion) to do a Diversity & Inclusion audit of Sustrans. This audit commenced in November 2022 and is due to be completed in February 2023. Actions and recommendations from the audit will inform our 23/24 Business Planning.
- We have reviewed our Race Equity Action Plan in light of progress against the actions outlined in the plan thus far, as well as emerging findings from the Diversity & Inclusion audit.
- We have organised a series of EDI Leadership Masterclasses, online and open to all colleagues, from January to March 2023. The first speaker was Tufts University Professor Julian Agyeman who discussed environmental justice; the second speaker will be Rachel Laurence, Deputy Chief Executive at the Centre for Thriving Places, who will share her expertise on active travel and wellbeing economies; the third speaker will be Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Executive Director of the New Economy Organisers Network, on power and privilege.
We will prioritise and progress key actions and recommendations from the ENEI Diversity & Inclusion audit. We are in the process of assembling an EDI Board, featuring DIrectors and members of Exec, to gain buy-in from senior leaders in the organisation, drive action to advance EDI in our workplace, as well as build in accountability.